Our people make the difference!

Meet Our Team

Frank Greg
General Sales Manager

Frank has worked his entire career in the automobile business with the majority of those years managing sales and service teams.  Frank enjoys working with customers to make sure all of their needs have been met and that their vehicle purchasing experience is positive. Frank can be always be found in the showroom with a smile on his face, shirt sleeves rolled up hard at work providing a great experience for our customers.  When Frank is not working he enjoys his time in the gym and in the river fishing. 

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Jeff Armington
PRE-OWNED SALES MANAGER
Jeff has many years of experience in automotive management. With an education in finance, he has become a leader in helping people with bruised credit to be able to purchase a car that meets their needs. Through our Guaranteed Approval Program, Jeff is able to get people on the road in a great pre-owned vehicle at an affordable price. Jeff has been with Papa’s since 2007 and is one of the reasons why “At Papa’s our people make the difference.”

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Jeromy Berman
NEW VEHICLE SALES MANAGER
Jeromy has been in the car business since 2006 and has been with the Papa’s family since 2011. He is a knowledgeable Sales Manager with a patient, non-pressure approach. Be sure to check out the positive reviews from the many customers he has worked with.

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Zaneta Boryka
Vehicle Consultant
Zaneta has been part of the Papa’s sales team over for 10 years. Originally from Poland, Zaneta is bilingual in English and Polish and enjoys sharing her polish heritage with her customers. Zaneta is very knowledgeable about all of our products and loves to work with customers to assist them in choosing the right vehicle to meet their budget and their needs. Mówimy po polsku!!!!

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Prezemek Buksza
Vehicle Consultant
Przemek has several years of experience in the automotive business and provides outstanding service. He is bi-lingual in english and polish and enjoys working with customers to ensure they get exactly what they are looking for when purchasing a new or pre-owned vehicle. Mówimy po polsku!!!!

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David Corbin
Vehicle Consultant
David began his career with Papa’s in 2001 answering the phones and scheduling appointments. With his outgoing personality and commitment to taking care of customers, he was quickly promoted to Vehicle Consultant. David consistently achieves top Sales Associate of the year. He enjoys working with customers to find them the perfect vehicle to meet their style and budget needs. David also handles all of the lease returns at Papa’s.

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Garry Cwikla
Vehicle Consultant
Garry began his career in the automobile business in 1998, and all of them with us here at Papa’s Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM. Being an avid fisherman, Garry is an early riser and is typically the first voice you’ll hear if you call the dealership in the early morning. Garry is extremely knowledgeable. He loves working with people and it shines through in every customer interaction.

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Jon Evans
Vehicle Consultant
Jon started his career in the automobile business in 1975 and joined the Papa’s team in 2008. He really knows cars and trucks and loves to work with customers to make sure they get exactly what they want. Come see him and find out how his experience will make your experience better.

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Rick Marz
Vehicle Consultant
Rick loves to sell cars and always makes his customers feel like they are his only customer. He began his career in the automotive business in 2005. Rick lives in Wethersfield and when not at Papa’s spends his free time as a professional DJ.

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Debra Morra
Business Development Consultant
Deb has worked in the automotive business since the 1980’s. With her upbeat personality she is many times the initial contact person and liaison between the customer and the sales team through online and phone inquiries. She loves what she does and enjoys assisting our sales staff and working with our customers to help them find just the right vehicle to meet their needs.

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Bob “Oles” Oleskewicz
Commercial Consultant
Bob’s many years of working in the automotive business has provided him with great experience in delighting his customers while meeting their needs. His wealth of knowledge is instrumental in assuring our customers receive only the best advice and service. Bob says, “After all, Papa's is the winner of the CTNOW Hartford Readers’ Poll for the Best Place to Buy a New or Used Car, so why wouldn’t anyone want to do business here - we take good care of our customers!" Bob is eager to assist commercial clients and provide them with the best service and prices on vehicles for their business.

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Aliek “Ali” Riley
Vehicle Consultant
Ali has over five years of experience in the automotive business where he has worked hard building relationships and assisting guests with their vehicle purchase. He loves his work and loves working with customers to meet all of their requirements when purchasing a vehicle. Ali enjoys keeping in touch with his customer to ensure they are truly satisfied. He is a great asset to the Papa’s team and is appreciated by the many customers who have purchased vehicles through him. Check out Ali’s numerous positive reviews on Google and DealerRater.com.

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Rob Rizzo
Vehicle Consultant

Rob has worked in the automotive business for 15 years.  He enjoys working with customers to assist them in finding the right vehicle to meet their needs and their budget.  He is very knowledgeable and enjoys staying current with all the new technology and features vehicles have.  Providing a great guest experience is always his number one goal.  When not at work, Rob enjoys spending time with his son and watching Lakers and Patriots games.

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Voytek "Vtek" Rosa
Vehicle Consultant
Vtek has over 10 years of automotive sales experience. His customers find his gentle approach reassuring both during the sales process and after the sale. He enjoys meeting the needs of his customers by offering them options that will best suit their budget and style.Vtek speaks fluent Polish and enjoys communicating with our Polish guests.

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Gary Tufano
Vehicle Consultant
Gary grew up in the car business right here in New Britain working alongside his dad and uncle in the family owned Tufano’s Chrysler dealership. In 2008 Tufano Chrysler became part of Papa’s and Gary joined the Papa’s team shortly thereafter. Gary’s professional, honest and customer focused demeanor along with his years of experience is very much appreciated by his customers. Gary recently moved to Old Lyme from Wethersfield where he was a volunteer firefighter.

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Jim Wardrop
Commercial Consultant
Jim is an expert in working with clients to determine their business’s vehicle needs and matching them with the perfect vehicle. Jim's wealth of knowledge is a great asset to his customers.

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Mark MacDonald
Finance Manager
Mark has been working in the automotive industry for over 27 years, with 26 of those years in auto finance. He has developed many long standing relationships with various lending institutions, with those relationships being a direct benefit to our customers with great financing options. He has completed the AFIP Certified F&I Professional training, the industries gold standard for ethics and compliance. Mark’s pleasant personality is a great asset to the Papa’s team.

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Ryan Mundt
Finance Manager
Ryan began his career in the automotive field with Papa’s back in 2012 as a Vehicle Consultant. He quickly progressed to the Internet Manager, then to Inventory Manager before becoming a Finance Manager. Ryan enjoys working with our customers to find them the best financing options to meet their needs. Growing up in Martha’s Vineyard and playing hockey at the University of Notre Dame, Ryan has a very interesting background. Ryan is a knowledgeable person and a great asset to the Papa’s team.

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Bill Vetre
Director of Parts and Service
Bill has worked in the automotive Service and Parts business for over 45 years. Many of those years working right here in New Britain at Tufano Motors. Bill joined the Papa's team in 2010 as our Parts Manager and because of his wealth of knowledge and customer focussed attitude he was quickly given the charge of overseeing both the Service and Parts Departments. His philosophy is to treat all of our customers with respect and honesty. Bill is a local guy who graduated from New Britain High School and loves to fish.

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Kyle Roberts
Service Manager
Kyle is a fourth generation associate here at Papa's. His great-grandfather worked here, his grandfather was our Service Manager for 50 years and his dad was part of the Papa's team for many years as well. Kyle is extremely knowledgeable and is a great asset in running the Service Department at Papa’s. He is committed to making sure that our customers are completely satisfied with their Service experience.

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Chris Ivanoff
Service Advisor
Chris has been in the automotive business for nearly 10 years with much of that being Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram experience. His customers love working with him because of his easy going and friendly demeanor. Chris is a graduate of Albertus Magnus and holds a Masters Degree from Southern Connecticut University. He is an avid fisherman, loves furniture making and previously owned his own antique furniture restoration business.

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Matt Shavers
Service Advisor
Matthew joined the Papa's team in early 2015 as a Vehicle Consultant in our Internet Department becoming our AEV (American Expedition Vehicles) expert. Matt transitioned over to the Service Department as a Service Advisor in 2016 because of his knowledge of vehicles and enjoyment of working with our guests. His warm personality is just as evident over the phone as it is in person. He truly cares about making sure our customers are completely satisfied with their experience. After attending college at Trinity University in San Antonio Texas, he has lived in Houston, San Antonio, Austin, Atlanta, and now Connecticut. Matt and his family are avid campers and love going on new adventures.

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Jordan McMahon
Service Advisor
Jordan began his career in the automotive industry after graduating from Cheney Tech with an Automotive Degree in 2010. After working three years as a Retail Parts Pro and Shift Manager for Advance Auto Parts, Jordan joined the Papa’s team in 2014 as a Lube Tech in our Express Lane. After only a year, he became a Service Advisor. Jordan enjoys his job as a Service Advisor because of the opportunity to connect with hundreds of different people and learn new things. He is an SRT expert and likes the challenge of learning about the constant technology advances with vehicles.

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Brad Haskins
Service Advisor
Brad has over 33 years in the automotive business. Brad enjoys working with our guests where his focus is always on customer satisfaction. In his spare time Brad enjoys playing golf and any activity where he can build something.

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Michelle Vetre
Express Lane Advisor
Michelle started her career at Papa’s in 2014 as our Express Lane Advisor. She enjoys working with customers and considers Papa’s “a cool place to work.” A graduate of New Britain High School, she attended Tunxis Community College. Michelle is a dog lover, especially her own two Staffordshire Terriers! She likes to paint and draw and loves going to the beach. Michelle is organized, efficient and customer focused and will get you in and out for your oil change in a jiffy!

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Papa’s Experienced Body Shop Technicians

Bill Vetre
Parts and Service Director
Our Parts Department has a combined 149 years of experience to help give you “The Respect you Expect!”

Bill has worked in the automotive Service and Parts business for over 45 years. Many of those years working right here in New Britain at Tufano Motors. Bill joined the Papa's team in 2010 as our Parts Manager and because of his wealth of knowledge and customer focussed attitude he was quickly given the charge of overseeing both the Service and Parts Departments. His philosophy is to treat all of our customers with respect and honesty. Bill is a local guy who graduated from New Britain High School and loves to fish.

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Tom Shirley
Parts Advisor
Tom has been with the Papa's Parts Department for over 25 years. He is an extremely knowledgeable and experienced Parts and Accessories Advisor and can help you find what you need for your vehicle.

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Andy Unghire
Parts Advisor
Andy has been working in the Parts business since 1984 with over 15 years here at Papa’s. He is the point person on the retail counter and can easily answer questions and make recommendations. Andy is a volunteer firefighter in Essex.

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Dwight Lewis
Parts Advisor
Dwight has worked in the car business for over 30 years, several of those year's here at Papa's. He is extremely knowledgeable and enjoys assisting customers with parts and accessories for their vehicles. Dwight grew up in Burlington and studied at Porter and Chester Technical Institute before entering the car business.

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Stephen Lawrence
Parts Advisor
Stephen joined the Papas Parts team in May of 2017. He has worked in the parts business for the last 16 years and is very knowledgeable about both parts and accessories. Stephen grew up in Hartford and holds an Associate’s Degree from Gateway Community College. He loves to watch motorsports of all types and is a Dallas Cowboys and NY Knicks fan.

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Dom Papa
President/Owner
PRESIDENT/OWNER Dom has been in the car business literally his entire life. He started out in his younger years washing cars, working in the Parts Department and the Body Shop and pushing a broom around – the typical things you do when your father owns a car dealership. After graduating from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and flying commercially for a short time, he came to work in the family business. Today he oversees the entire operation and can be found at the dealership nearly every day. Whether buying cars at the auction, working with customers, assisting the Sales staff or leading our many charitable efforts, in particular Special Olympics Connecticut, whose athletes love him, Dom is passionate about the business and truly cares about making sure our customers have a great experience. Dom and his dog Claudia are here in the dealership interacting with guests nearly every day. Dom and the Papa’s story were featured in a March issue of Dealer magazine, the premier trade magazine for the automotive business. Dom is extremely proud of Papa’s Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram and the people who work here every day to make our guest’s experience positive and memorable. He truly believes that at Papa’s, Our People Make the Difference!

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The Papa’s Family
Our Founders
Domenic and Helen Papa along with Domenic’s brother Eugene started Papa’s Garage here in New Britain in 1947. In the over 70 years since the business began, it has grown to become one of the largest Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram dealers in the region and one of New Britain’s larger employers. They instilled a sense of community in their children that still holds today with contributions and events supporting many charities throughout the state.

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Pictured left to right: Ken, “Mr. Domenic”, Lisa, Helen and Dom
Claudia the Min Pin
Customer Relations
Claudia is in charge of smiles. She makes everyone who visits the dealership smile.
Lisa Papa-Thiesfeldt
COMMUNICATIONS AND LEADERSHIP ADVISOR
Lisa has held several positions in management, public relations and training over her career and was a Master Trainer for several major training initiatives including Creating Customer Focused Quality, Teams and Teamwork, Quality Improvement Process and Management Development and Leadership Training. She also participated in several Disney Institute programs. With the goal of creating an automotive dealership centered on customer service, Lisa has been working on increasing communications both with our associate group and guests, creating events and promotions to foster relationships with Papa’s guests and instituting programs to give back to the community. Lisa is also involved in supporting many local charities including the Susan B. Komen Foundation, the American Cancer Society, Special Olympics, Prudence Crandall Center and coordinates our Annual Holiday Fill-the-Van Collection for local charities. Lisa and her rescue dog Sadie are members of the Intermountain Therapy Animals group.

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Sean Lawlor
General Manager/Comptroller
Starting his career at Papa’s as a Service Advisor, over the years Sean has worked in several of our departments and became the General Manager and Comptroller several years ago. Sean is a resource in all aspects of our business and can be found in the thick of things on a daily basis. He can often be found on the showroom floor, in the Service or Parts Departments, working with an employee or taking care of a customer to make sure their needs are met. Sean has always been a great supporter of our charitable programs and events that we have here and is personally very proud of our work and support of Special Olympics Connecticut.

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